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Peachtree Road Race

We are just days away from the Peachtree Road Race. I have my number and am ready to go. If you are in need of a number, you might want to check out the Peachtree Road Race numbers for sale on eBay. I don’t condone the practice of the timegroup 1 and 2 numbers being sold, but don’t really see any harm in the the 3-9 range.
Good luck and look for me in time group 2! I’ll be the guy wearing the blue shirt and black shorts.

Recent Running Results

A few people have ended up here by Googling “Possum Trot Results” and “Lake Lanier Duathlon Results”. So as a service to the community, I thought I’d provide you with some links.

2006 Possum Trot Results. My ‘chip’ time 57 min 30 seconds. No – there was not chip timing, but I started my watch when I got to the start line. I’m not sure why I started so far back in the pack. I guess there were people who looked a lot more serious than they were.

2006 Lake Lanier Duathlon Results. My time was 1 hour 53 minutes. Not bad for a 3 mile run, 16 mile bike, and a 2 mile run!

Great New Route Finder for Runners

A few weeks ago I had what I thought to be a bright idea. As a traveler, I’m always looking for great runs or bike rides in the places I visit. Runner’s World profiles a different city each month and lists a few routes to try. That’s great, but what if you’re not staying ‘downtown’?? I envisioned an online site that utilized Google maps to plot running routes, record their distances, categorize the starting locations (find me routes starting at hotels in xyz city), and allow other runners to rate the routes in the end based on safety, scenery, traffic, etc.
Well, it must’ve been a good idea because in my research of my new idea I found that USA Track & Field launched a very similar service a few months back. Unlike my venture, there is no advertising to be found. I’m sure that will probably come later. They already have over 28,000 routes entered. You can search for routes in a city that start from hotels, trailheads, etc. This is really cool. In a way, I’m glad it’s already written so that I don’t have to spend my freetime working on it. The down side is that I won’t have a chance to monetize it.
Oh well. Where there is one good idea, there is bound to be another. Here’s a screenshot of a sample route in Louisville, Kentucky that gives you some idea of the features available.
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